Since venturing into home development of color negative film (C-41 Process) with Kodak Portra, this film has quickly become a staple for my work. While it is a bit more work to develop (diligent monitoring of chemicals to maintain 102F during processing), those who come from a long history of using solely black and white film, like myself, may find this to be a portfolio expanding option. As I have mentioned in earlier posts, the color is subtle, and when backed down even further in Photoshop or Lightroom, garners a mysterious look of somewhere between black and white and color. The other bonus of using this film for traditional black and white photographers, is that when desaturated during post-processing, it produces wonderfully sharp black and white images. Thus, very much like digital, with a single roll of film you may shoot both color and black and white, without changing film backs or having to carry multiple cameras.
Madeline was home from Washington D.C. and finished her legislative internship there last semester. She will be returning to University of Michigan and will graduate from the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy in May and then, off to law school. She is hoping to be accepted by Stanford, so she can be in California near her brother and sister, who are also midwest transplants there.
“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” Jerzy Kosinski